The start of the Super Bowl 5K Race on Sunday, February 5, 2017 

on a foggy morning in Naples, Florida. A portion of every registration went to IMAGINE. We would like to thank all participants and RunDurance for their generous support. It was their first ever event and it was a huge success, as 185 runners signed up for the race held at North Collier Regional Park. 

The next race to benefit IMAGINE will be held on April 29th, a 5K Sunset Run to be held at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

Lucky's Market selected IMAGINE Children's Health Center as the recipient of their quarterly Impact Day on September 28, 2016. Lily Randall, Regional Marketing Specialist, arranged for an interview with WINK television morning news, a blue grass band and tons of giveaways, even a cruise! We talked with parents and passed out educational flyers and materials to hundreds of generous shoppers with the help of WIN (Women in Networking)  member volunteer Karry Herber and Gulf Coast High School junior, Isabella Herber. Lucky's Market generously raised $3,594.46 for IMAGINE and for the benefit of Collier and Lee County children's mental health. THANK YOU Lucky's!

IMAGINE Children's Health was invited to participate in "Highway to Health," along with Naples YMCA, and additional health oriented companies and organizations at Lucky's Market on January 31, 2017. The theme of the event focused on the benefits of healthy eating habits for children and parents alike, exercise, and safety tips provided by county police offers and firefighters. IMAGINE director Molly Barrow, was on hand to discuss how IMAGINE is helping local families.

The WALMART Neighborhood Market donated $500 to the IMAGINE Leadership Camp building fund at the store's Grand Re-Opening on Friday July 7, 2017. IMAGINE was selected for its community work with children. Store Manager William DePottey presented the check to Executive Director Dr. Molly Barrow.

O'Reilly Automotive selected IMAGINE for their 2018 charity.


IN THE NEWS                 

IMAGINE Children's Health Center was invited by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida to be an exhibitor at the Conference on Cultural Competency on April 21, 2015. This was an important opportunity to introduce IMAGINE to local mental health professionals.

IMAGINE Held "Walk for IMAGINE fundraiser November 30, 2014 at Freedom Park in Naples. 

Molly Barrow, PhD, has accepted the position as Executive Director of the newly formed 

IMAGINE Children's Health Center. A licensed mental health counselor, Dr. Barrow has been treating children in Collier County since 1988. Dr. Barrow holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. 

Christy Cugini, MD has joined the staff at IMAGINE Children's Health Center as Medical Director. 

IMAGINE Children's Health Center announces the IRS determination of tax exempt status of a Florida State not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, dedicated to the psychological and physical health of children. Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170 and deduct requests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.

Jeff Schlesinger, of AiM - Advertising & Integrated Marketing, has joined the staff at IMAGINE Children's Health Center as Project Manager of marketing and fund-raising.

IMAGINE Children's Health Center announces the launching of, a new website to introduce their services to the community and provide a secure donation site.

IMAGINE received our first generous recurring donation from Dean and Linda Fejes. Thank you!

08/26/14 IMAGINE's Executive Director Molly Barrow and Project Manager, Jeff Schlesinger attended the Scott Robertson Auctioneers workshop for non-profits held at the Naples Hilton Hotel.

Molly Barrow, Ph.D., Executive Director of Imagine Children's Health Center has been asked for an interview in Women's Health Magazine, Rodale Press by reporter Giselle Castro on 09/2/14. 

IMAGINE Children's Center received the Gold level GuideStar Exchange for 501(c)(3) charities.

Don Manley wrote an AMAZING story about IMAGINE Children's Health Center in Naples Florida Weekly October 23-29 2014. Read Here

California Pizza Kitchen will hosted a fundraiser for IMAGINE on November 29 from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Scott Burgess, CEO of the David Lawrence Center invited Dr. Barrow for lunch and a tour of the DLC to discuss ways that IMAGINE and DLC can work together. The two discussed the IMAGINE model of care and vision for the future and met with Bonnie Fredeen COO.

Petra Jones, MPA, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida invited Dr. Barrow to meet with Brian Follweiler and herself to discuss how they might assist IMAGINE to meet the needs of Collier County children.

Dr. Frank Hussey invited Dr. Barrow to meet with him to discuss the work of the Mental Health Initiative called Beautiful Minds.

Maria Jimenez-Lara, Director of Foundation Services for the Naples Children & Education Foundation invited Dr. Molly Barrow to speak for NCEF to help educate families about mental health choices. 2/28/15

IMAGINE Children's Health Center has moved to a new office location. Come see us at 5500 Bryson Drive, Suite 301, Naples FL 34109. Just North of Airport in Park Central.

IMAGINE's 2nd Annual Walk for IMAGINE will be held on Sunday, November 29th from

1:00 - 4:00 PM at Freedom Park (corner of Goodlette Road and Golden Gate Parkway). Our theme is Art and Music. A FREE fun family event. Donations to the scholarship fund appreciated.

Lourdes Araujo,  Hodges University master's degree student will join IMAGINE for her counseling internship to complete her master's degree in January 2016 through May.  A highly experienced and skilled counselor, Lourdes will run groups and provide individualized counseling for children in need. Bilingual.

C.A.S.T. Away Coping and Stress Training - 6 week educational program for middle and high school students. Location: Greater Naples YMCA Start Date: January 21, 2016 Thursday

Time:   4:30 - 5:30 pm   Middle school class - ages 10-13. 
             5:30 - 6:30 pm   High school class -  ages 14-17.
Classes limited to ten participants. Students will learn stress management, leadership skills and wellness behaviors for themselves and their family and friends. Email: for the admission forms.